Things to do in Dakar

Find unmatched hospitality and untouched beaches in Dakar

Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is a West African wonder of sand, sunshine, and outdoor marketplace. The Senegalese people take pride in their show of hospitality and Dakar offers that welcoming nature in its restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions and there are a lot of things to do in Dakar. Take your next holiday to Dakar and experience the world through a different lens as you fall in love with this African city.


Things to do in Dakar 


Dakar by day

Dakar abounds with delicious and exotic flavors, vast spacious beaches, and historical monuments and buildings. By day, the city can be extremely hot and you may simply want to lie on the beach with a freshly squeezed orange juice.


Dakar by night

Dakar by night, however, offers cool evening walks, social bars and nightclubs, and evening marketplaces.


Dakar Fashion Week

For a truly unforgettable time, you should attend Dakar Fashion Week where gorgeous African fashion is modeled along a glittery catwalk.



Lake Retba – the Pink Lake

Dakar also has a unique and naturally occurring pink lake, Lake Retba, where algae in the water release a pigment that colors the water pink. If you’re too afraid to take a dip, just looking at this marvelous wonder of nature will make your holiday unforgettable.


African Renaissance Monument

While learning more about the history of Senegal, most visitors try to see the African Renaissance Monument, which was erected atop a hill just outside the city.


Ile de Goree

You can also visit the Ile de Goree, a small island where slaves used to be kept before being transported to the western world.


When to go to Dakar

Africa is hot, but Dakar boasts some very cool breezes due to its coastal beaches. There is a year-long coolness along the waters of Senegal. Regardless on when you choose to visit the city there are things to do in Dakar. Visiting during the winter months can be ideal, especially because you can avoid the rainy season.

Things to do in Dakar

Dakar Facts

Population2 777 000
CurrencyWest African CFA
AirportLeopold Sedar Senghor Intl, Senegal (DKR)

Dakar average temperatures

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Golf in Dakar

Golf De Dakar-Technopole was designed by Michel Gayon and Hubert Chesneau and is the only 18 hole golf course in Dakar. Here you can experience the beauty of the natural coastal landscape of Senegal. There is also a 9 hole golf club nearby called Golf Des Almadies, so if you go to Dakar we can recommend playing on both on two different days.

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Theme Parks in Dakar - A Children's Paradise at Magic Land

Go to Dakar and enter a fortress of fun at Magic Land! This is a paradise for the children. With a big variety of amusement rides and activities they won’t know where to start. If you feel like cooling down after running around between all the fun just swing by the pool that also have some water slides!

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